Sunday, 24 May 2009

A Constructive day

Cleo, my black cat who is 17 years, spends most of the day sound asleep. His back legs are not too good. It is so hard when they get older isn't it. Start of the Bank Holiday weekend. My poly tunnel arrived during the week (I am so excited) and what was really nice was Jasper helped me clear the place it was going and helped put it up. Without moaning. That meant so much to me.
This is a sort of before.....
Of course had the usual helper. Lily has to be where ever you are, it is funny how you can be weeding, putting stuff in the bucket and she will be there, head in the bucket, out comes the weeds. It is like having a mischievous toddler stuck to you like glue!!

Lily has started digging, in the lawn, the flower beds. The word no seems to loose its meaning. Not really helped by Jasper teaching her how to dig an even deeper hole!! Cheers Mate!!

It was really nice. my Mum, Dad and Rob came and helped as well. As I have got older I really like spending time with my parents. I feel I have become so much closer to my Mum over the last 3 or 4 years. I guess you reach a stage in your life when you stop rebelling, stop thinking that everything your parents say is rubbish and old fashioned. maybe it is when you yourself become a parent. I don't know, it is hard to explain.

Dad looks so much like his Mum, my Grandma, I think they had the same eyes. I wish I had spent so much more time with her when she was alive, but we all become so wrapped up in our own lives and families, why is it so hard to find the balance sometimes. Then when they are gone we are filled with 'if only's'.
I guess that is why it was so nice to see my Dad and Jasper working side by side. Grandfather and Grandson.

But then it turned out that there was a section missing and they had sent a double door instead of two single doors. It was such a shame but I know these things happen and there is nothing that can be done about it until Tuesday. We can put the plastic on in the evenings so hopefully, all being well, by next weekend I will have another place to hide away in!! Long story, but where I used to live I had a poly tunnel, and it was at a bit of a sad time of my life and I used to love nothing more then getting up really early, with MP3 player in my ears escaping to this other world under plastic, where I felt so happy. The buzz you would get from planting seeds and seeing them grow, I loved it. Turning into a bit of a hermit really.

Hope you all have a lovely sun filled Bank holiday.


  1. It must be something about black cats .... my Binx is just like your Cleo only he can't use age as his excuse for lazing around all day ... he's just a pudding! Very jealous of your polytunnel and I would love to get one for my garden. Will keep watching to see how you progress. I have a fridge magnet which reads 'mirror mirror on the wall I am my mother after all' .... like you say we think they are daft when we are young but soon change once we become mothers ourselves x

  2. its lovely when family and friends all get together to help you out - your polytunnel looks like its going to be huge! can't wait to see what you are going to put in it!

  3. Love all the activity going on in your garden, could you send them all over to mine next ;o)
    My mums Molly is about the same age as Jasper, she has stiff old limbs too, sits in her donut all day.
    Have been missing you during my long blogging break. Am looking forward to seeing what happens in that polytunnel x


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